Pros None. Even the "inexpensive ink" is not particularly inexpensive.
Cons Ink cartridges often malfunction, have to buy another cartridge. 2x this year, I spent a hour on the phone w/ India to resolve an unfilled cartridge issue. Rep insists its a printhead problem and I am welcome to buy a printhead replacement for $35.
Summary Instead, I believe I am going to put the $35 towards a new Lexmark.
Pros Wireless connection to computers on network
Cons Uses lots of ink and won't print B&W once color cartridge is empty. Even if you click properties and select B&W it still just hangs and won't print.
Summary I would not buy this printer again.
Pros Print quality good, scanner and copy works well
Cons Paper feeder, ink seems to deplete rapidly
Summary My main complaint is frequent jamming of the paper feeder. The printer seems to try to pull in sheets at an angle, which causes frequent jamming. My second concern (not scientifically verified) is that the ink cartridges seem to deplete quickly - much faster than my previous Canon printer. Sure, the ink may cost less, but if the ink cartridges contain less ink then it is not really a good value. (Yes, I print in the "draft" mode most of the time to save ink.) My final concern is that the printer seems to want to update its software often, even after I just completed an update.I just want to mention an additional plus. The print head has not needed any maintenance/alignment since I have had the printer (around a year). In comparison, my previous Canon Pixma had so many problems with alignment I junked it. I also have been impressed with the ease of use the Kodak C310, especially scanning.
I have been satisfied with the other aspects of the printer, including print quality and useability.
Updated on Dec 30, 2012
Pros Cheap ink - thats it
Cons Everything else! Terrible quality, constantly breaks down, hardly any ink in those cheap cartridges
Summary I absolutely hate this printer. I bought my first one just over a year ago, after using up the first cartridge I inserted another one which would not print even with hours spent cleaning and calibrating it. Thought it must be a problem with the cartridge, but no: after buying another one turned out it was the print head gone. After 4 weeks!! Exchanged the printer and guess what, same thing happened again. Exchanged it AGAIN! And yep, just this morning the same thing has gone and happened again. GGGRRRR
This isn't the only problem: the printer jams constantly so the money i save on ink goes towards the extra paper i have to buy. It refuses to print onto anything other than standard A4 paper. It decides to rip the last sheets if you print more than 10 pages at a time. Basically it is a horrendous, awful thing which has driven me to the brink of insanity. When you're trying to write essays constantly for university you really don't need this!
I would advise everyone against buying this printer. The cheaper ink is really not worth the price and there's a reason its cheaper: there's hardly any ink in it! Its better to pay a bit more for ink which will last longer and a printer that won't break than to buy this abysmal product.
Pros I get good print and scan quality. Decent speed.
Cons Poor ink management - Good for Kodak's profit
Summary Cannot print black and white if color cartridge is empty. Kodak claims this is for image quality because "not all black text is black". That is a quote from tech support. Even if you choose to print all color as black and white in settings, still will not print. As I said, it's good for Kodak's profit.A big drawback is not being able to print b/w document when the color ink is empty. Kodak customer service say it's because "even b/w text may contain color, and to print without color would degrade the document". It's not a setting that can be changed. Choosing to print color images as b/w in preferences will do nothing.
Updated on Jan 14, 2013